Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 2004
ISBN: 9781402714511
1402714513
Call Number: j MONTGOMER
Characteristics: vii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: McKowen, Scott - Illustrator

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Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

As a young freckle faced redhead growing up in the country, I always felt that Anne and I were meant to be bosom buddies. Avalanche #K2

Anne, an adventurous young orphan, goes to live on a farm with an elderly brother and sister and makes an indelible impression on everyone around her. Illustrated by Scott McKowen; first book in a series.


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PrincessLittleFeet
Sep 15, 2020

A classic which every girl should read.

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iloveseaotters
Aug 04, 2020

I really hated not finishing this because for the most part I really liked it. I just hated that it took sooo long to get even halfway through. The storyline is really cute although I hated the way Anne was treated by Marilla up to page 148 (I haven't read past that). Right now I have a million other books to read and this one just dragged for me. It's probably my mindset since I have a lot going on at the moment, but I would like to see the movie (or a movie version) and perhaps try reading this again in the future. If you have the time an the patience, it's a great book.

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TheBorgQueen
Jul 29, 2020

Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, is a story that follows Anne Shirley, an orphan, and how she was adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cubert. The book takes place in Canada on Prince Edward Island. After a mix up with the adoption center, the Cuberts find that instead of a boy that can help with the yardwork, a young girl is sent to them. After meeting Anne, they decide to keep her, despite expecting a boy. Anne is a girl with a huge imagination. She talks a lot and likes to use big words, but from reading the story you can see that Anne is smart and caring.

I read this book in fifth grade, and I really enjoyed it! I liked the characters and the development of Anne throughout the story. Anne had a huge imagination, just as I did when I was young, which made her very relatable to me. I also liked how despite the terrible circumstances that Anne may be in, she always tried to keep her head high. For example, instead of becoming upset from not getting the puffed sleeves that she wanted, she didn’t allow it to make her upset. She used her imagination to keep her spirits high, which is something I admire about her.

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xinlu2001us
Jul 18, 2020

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a classic children’s novel. The book depicts the story of a young girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match and her arrival at Green Gables. The creative and ingenious protagonist Anne Shirley goes through various adventures and dilemmas, each proving her as a heroic and brave individual to her friends, peers, and new family, the Cuthberts. Anne’s story remains an all-time favorite among children since 1908, and the lovable Anne is one of the most unforgettable.

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srushworld
Jun 23, 2020

This is a very touching and meaningful book that has a strong female lead. Love it and would definitely recommend this to others.

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GreenNinjaGirl
Jun 12, 2020

I LOVE this book series. It's filled with tragedy, good morals, and a strong female character. Anne is an orphan who's life has been filled with one bad luck after another when she is mistakenly taken in by siblings Mathew and Marilla her life begins to take a brighter path. Follow along with Anne's great adventures as she struggles with her new life. 14+

icecream4books Mar 07, 2020

Though Anne of Green Gables is generally considered a children's or young adult book, I didn't discover it until my twenties - I loved it then and I still love it now, over 20 years later. The author works magic as she weaves this tale of an unloved & lonely orphan's accidental adoption by a brother and sister who never imagined their lives could be so enriched by a little girl. She makes me laugh and cry and think and rejoice as I read about the adventures and misadventures of Anne and the reactions of those around her. Not only does Anne grow, but her guardians, Matthew and Marilla, grow in beautiful and unexpected ways. It is a beautiful story of the power of love, truth, forgiveness, humility, and imagination, and it never grows stale.

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rpavlacic
Feb 16, 2020

I first read this story at the age of 11 on a trip to Prince Edward Island and fell in love with the story and the main character. Nearly forty years later, it still has a hold on me and it's the tale that's worth the five stars. This time around I read the Sterling Publishing edition. It features illustrations of Anne at various points in her life, in a medium called scratchboard (which is described in the endnotes and is quite innovative). They are very pleasant, but my beef is the artists, husband and wife set designers for Broadway, chose to use the same painting for a series of chapters, rather than one for each of the 38. It might have added more to the experience.

VaughanPLDaniela Nov 28, 2019

This classic story captures my heart from the very first page. I admire Anne Shirley’s curious mind and determined attitude. Anne’s message is one we can all learn from: be true to yourself!

ArapahoeTina Oct 26, 2019

A tale every child should have in their life, and I love the newly illustrated cover!

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Laura_X Apr 24, 2017

It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.

DPL_RebeccaI Apr 15, 2017

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -Anne Shirley

sarag1 Feb 13, 2016

"Carrots, carrots!" -Gilbert Blythe

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puss_in_books
Aug 25, 2015

"...it's a million times nicer to be Anne of Green Gables than Anne of nowhere in particular, isn't it?"'

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Stephanie_Sibbald
Jul 08, 2014

There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting.

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Cat_Lover_22
May 25, 2014

"Anne Shirley, but oh, please do call me Cordelia."
- Anne

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red_human_58
Dec 03, 2013

"Anne Shirley, you'll kill yourself." ~ Mrs. Lynde

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rajuyr
Oct 30, 2012

Anne :" It is ever so much easier to be good when your clothes are fashionable." :)

librarylin19 Mar 16, 2011

That's Ann with an 'e'.

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Jennifer28_
Aug 01, 2015

SPOILER ALERT!!!
It is about the life of a orphan named Anne Shirley. She gets adopted by mistake by Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert who are brother and sister. Anne makes a bosom friend named Diana Barry. Through out the book Anne gets into lots of trouble some caused by her bad temper. At the end Mathew dies and Anne decides to give the Redmond Scholarship and study college at home.

Elaine Darling May 03, 2014

ah! I love this book

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Maymuuna
Aug 18, 2011

aaah! i Love the Anne of Green Gables series!

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Gwen904
May 31, 2018

Other: To red_eagle_800: This book is not boring or dangerous to your sanity. If you were a true bookworm you would understand that.

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red_eagle_800
Feb 24, 2016

Other: This is a horribly boring book, and it's dangerous to people's sanity.

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